An iron full-rigged ship built in 1881 by Dobie & Co., Glasgow.
Dimensions: 269'1"×40'6"×24'0" and tonnage: 1963 GRT, 1887 NRT, 1787 tons under deck and 3500 DWT.
- 1881 October
- Launched at the shipyard of Dobie & Co., Glasgow, for Devitt & Moore, London. Assigned the official British Reg. No. 85076 and signal WFKT. Employed in the Australian passenger trade.
- In command of Captain D.B. Carvosso late of the same owner's fullrigged ship Hawkesbury.
- 1885 December 7 - March 21
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 104 days.
- In command of Captain W.W. Smith.
- 1887 January 13 - April 22
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 97 days.
- 1887 December 5 - March 8
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 94 days.
- In command of Captain D.B. Carvosso who afterwards took command of the same owner's fullrigged ship Derwent.
- 1889 December - April 5
- Sailed from Sydney to London in 103 days.
- Captain J.H. Barrett, late of the same owner's fullrigged ship Hesperus, died on December 12 at 44°S, 45°E and the command of the ship was taken over by the First Mate Mr Munafort.
- In command of Captain Charles Maitland late of the same owner's fullrigged ship Hesperus. Afterwards Capt. Maitland took command of the same owner's four-masted barque Port Jackson.
- Served as sail training ship.
- 1907 June
- Sold to N.A. Lydersen & Co. and partners, Tvedestrand.
- Captain O.J. Jobsen.
- Captain I. Jobsen.
- 1912 March 5
- Abandoned at sea in position 50°51'N, 12°59'W on voyage from Leith to Coquimbo [Valparaiso] with a cargo of coal. The ship had capsized when the cargo shifted. Other sources say that the cargo caught fire. The crew was picked up by the British steam ship Manchester Mariner and later transferred to the SS Bengore Head.
- Square-rigged ships, general references.
- Course, A.G.: Painted Ports. The story of the ships of
Messrs Devitt and Moore.
Hollis & Carter, London, 1961. 8vo, x, 230 pp, 6 plates.
- Lubbock, Basil: The Colonial Clippers.
Brown, Ferguson & Son, Glasgow, 1948 (2nd).
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